State unemployment drops again

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Good news for Ohioans on the job front.

State unemployment figures are down.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports that the unemployment rate for September is 5.6 percent, down slightly from 5.6 percent in August.

That is still not to say that there thousands of Ohioans still looking for work.

ODJFS says 319,000 Ohioans are unemployed, although the number is down 5,000 from August.

The national rate sits at 5.9 percent, down from 6.1. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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